Ovation to Launch YouTube Artist Projects on Air

Two popular YouTube creators will star in specials to air on Ovation TV as part of the network’s Ovation Digital Arts initiative, said network officials.

YouTube channels creators Kuma Films and David Poland will debut on the channel over the next few months. Poland will star in Celebrity Conversations,based on his star-studded YouTube channel DP/30: The Oral History of Hollywood launching July 22, said network executives.

Ovation TV will also feature Kuma Films’ performance videos, as well as new segments with the filmmakers in an original TV documentary special that explores their spectacular work and creative process set to air this fall. 

“Ovation Digital Arts is committed to developing distribution and monetization opportunities for creators,” said Stephen Dypiangco, VP, Ovation Digital Arts. “We’re delighted with the talented artists joining our community, and we are particularly excited to announce the television specials with Kuma Films and David Poland. “

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.